Farm System Rankings

January 30, 2012
Julio Teheran

The rankings below are the culmination of hundreds of hours of statistical research, weeks of studying video and years of attending games. This list factors in elite, well-known prospects down to guys who are producing in the minors and not getting talked about much. I've listed Project Prospect's choice for each team's top prospect after the team's name. While I haven't seen every prospect in the minors, I've personally scouted the majority of the players listed below.

Note (From 1/30/12): This list is HEAVILY WEIGHTED TOWARD MLB-READY, HIGH-UPSIDE TALENTS who have played in full-season leagues and players who have produced at elite levels in full-season leagues. Draft picks and a select number of high-upside talents from short-season and rookie ball were also given significant weight. Organizations that lack the above player types but are strong in talent that has yet to provide elite production for their level may be ranked lower on this list than they are on more scouting-oriented lists.


Click here to view our 2012 Top 100 Prospect List    Released on January, 27, 2012

1. Seattle Mariners, Jesus Montero (C)

2. San Diego Padres, Yonder Alonso (1B)

3. Arizona Diamondbacks, Trevor Bauer (RHP)

4. Texas Rangers, Jurickson Profar (SS)

5. Oakland Athletics, Jarrod Parker (RHP)

6. Kansas City Royals, Wil Myers (RF)

7. Atlanta Braves, Julio Teheran (RHP)

8. Pittsburgh Pirates, Jameson Taillon (RHP)

9. Colorado Rockies, Nolan Arenado (3B)

10. Washington Nationals, Bryce Harper (RF)

11. St. Louis Cardinals, Shelby Miller (RHP)

12. Baltimore Orioles, Manny Machado (SS)

13. Tampa Bay Rays, Matt Moore (LHP)

14. New York Yankees, Manny Banuelos (LHP)

15. Chicago Cubs, Brett Jackson (CF)

16. Toronto Blue Jays, Travis d'Arnaud (C)

17. Los Angeles Angels, Mike Trout (CF)

18. New York Mets, Matt Harvey (RHP)

19. Boston Red Sox, Xander Bogaerts (SS)

20. Cleveland Indians, Francisco Lindor (SS)

21. Detroit Tigers, Jacob Turner (RHP)

22. Cincinnati Reds, Devin Mesoraco (C)

23. San Francisco Giants, Gary Brown (CF)

24. Los Angeles Dodgers, Zach Lee (RHP)

25. Miami Marlins, Christian Yelich (LF)

26. Houston Astros, George Spinger (CF)

27. Minnesota Twins, Miguel Sano (3B)

28. Chicago White Sox, Addison Reed (RHP)

29. Philadelphia Phillies, Trevor May (RHP)

30. Milwaukee Brewers, Jed Bradley (LHP)

* If Yu Darvish and Leonys Martin were prospect-eligible, the Rangers would rank first on this list.


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